- Foreword by Ted Alexander, the head historian of Antietam National Battlefield
- Contains many photographs of the soldiers who fought at Antietam, including flags flown by Hood’s Texas Brigade during the battle and contemporary photographs of the area
- Compiled for the first time, the soldiers of Hood’s Texas Brigade and other Texans give their memories of the bloody battle of Antietam in 1862
- Features a map that shows where the regiments of Hood’s Texas Brigade fought and the movements of the Union Regiments on 17 September from 6.45 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.
The soldiers in Hood’s Texas Brigade who fought at Antietam on September 16-17, 1862, described intense and harrowing experiences of the fierce battle in the days, weeks and decades after the battle. Their experiences were written in official reports, diary entries, interviews, newspaper articles, and letters to families at home.
These memories provide a fascinating and descriptive account of the battle against the Union Army of the Potomac at Miller’s Cornfield, the Dunker Church and other locations at the battlefield. The 1st Texas Infantry at Miller’s Cornfield would suffer an 82.3 per cent casualty rate and their heroics were written down by the soldiers of the 1st Texas Infantry.
All the other regiments of Hood’s Texas Brigade would suffer over a 50 per cent casualty rate at the battle. Included are testimonials of Union soldiers who fought against the soldiers of Hood’s Texas Brigade are included together for the first time in Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862, by Joseph L. Owen, Philip McBride and Joe Allport.